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Community Notices 17th September 2019

The Johnny Doherty Festival The Johnny Doherty Festival takes place on the weekend of 27th to 29th September. Friday night is opening night with the Opening Concert in the Beehive at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey, Steve Cooney and special guests. There will be Sets and Ceilis in the Heritage Centre at 9.30pm. On Saturday there will…   ~~~~~~~~  

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  Just Relax Classes Just Relax Classes for Adults Learn how to relax, breathe away your worries, improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. Classes are starting in the Community Centre Ardara on Monday 16th Sept from 10-11am, for 6 weeks. €30.00 Relax Kids Class Kids learn to boost their self confidence and self esteem, help…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 10th September 2019

  20 years Gift of Life Celebration Dance Teresa Keeney from Crumlin is having a 20 Years Celebration Fundraising Dance on the 11th of October in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel with music by Hard 2 Beat and local singers. The fundraiser is for the Donegal Branch of the Irish Kidney Association, the Charlie Bennett Memorial…   ~~~~~~~~  

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Leroy Troy in the Beehive Bar Tuesday 10th September sees legendary entertainer from the Grand Ole Opry Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy and his Hillbilly Trio appear in the Beehive Bar at 8pm. This touring Hillbilly Trio will be led by the one and only Leroy Troy. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Most Popular Man…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 3rd September 2019

  Leroy Troy in Concert in the Beehive Bar Tuesday 10th September sees legendary entertainer from the Grand Ole Opry Leroy ‘The Tennessee Slicker’ Troy and his Hillbilly Trio appear in the Beehive Bar at 8pm. This touring Hillbilly Trio will be led by the one and only Leroy Troy. The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the…   ~~~~~~~~  

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  The Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk: A Guided Walk from Bunglass via Slieve League to Malin Beg Saturday August 31st at 9.00am A 12 Km moderate to difficult walk Beautiful scenery and breathtaking views, spectacular coastlines and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Registration and bus pickup at the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Saturday August 31st…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 27th August 2019

  Donegal Appalachian Trail Walk This Saturday Saturday August 31st From Bunglass via Slieve League to Malin Beg. 12k moderate to difficult walk. Beautiful scenery and fantastic views of some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and spectacular coastlines. Registration and bus pickup at the Heritage Centre, Ardara on Saturday August 31st at 9.00am. Duration…   ~~~~~~~~  

Sliabh Liag Distillery Granted Planning Permission

There was great news for Ardara today with the announcement that the Sliabh Liag Distillery was granted planning permission by Donegal County Council. It has been a superhuman effort by the team at Corner Stone Architecture, and Sliabh Liag thank all the supporters near and far for getting them this far. Exciting times ahead!     ~~~~~~~~  

What’s On?

  Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition Exhibition runs until the end of September 10am-6pm at the Heritage Centre. An exhibition of old black and white photographs, 350 in total, showing the life and times of people and places in the parish from 1890 to 1970 will be on display. All photos will be titled with the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 20th August 2019

  Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition & Talk Talk on Wednesday 21st at 4pm in the Heritage Centre. Exhibition runs 17-25th August 10am-6pm. A talk will be given on Wednesday 21st Aug at 4pm on 100 photos, with a discussion afterwards. An exhibition of old black and white photographs, 350 in total, showing life in the parish…   ~~~~~~~~  

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  The Big Summer Charity Barbecue Starting at 5.30pm Sunday 18th August in the Corner House. Superb lineup of live music! All you can eat for €12 Up to a dozen bands and entertainers will be on stage from 5.30pm on Sunday, organised by John Joe McBrearty and Stephen Slowey. The MC for the evening…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 13th August 2019

Slowey BBQ celebrates 10 years In August 2010, Gerard Slowey decided to run an event to help raise funds for Breast cancer Research, having buried his wife Margaret from the dreaded disease a year earlier. Gerard did as he always did put everything into organising this summer BBQ event to fundraise. The response from the…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 6th August 2019

Wild Atlantic Week: Upcoming Events   Tuesday 6th August, 2019 3.00pm: Live Street Music on the Diamond All Day: Bart Whelan Photographic Exhibition in the Heritage Centre All Day: See the Skill of Weaving and Spinning at Molloy’s on the Killybegs Road Great selection of Music in town nightly   Wednesday 7th August, 2019 11.00am: Bus Tour of Donegal 12.00pm: Film on…   ~~~~~~~~  

What’s on for Wild Atlantic Week

  Note: Dates/times are subject to change and new events may be added. Visit the Wild Atlantic Week page for a regularly updated programme. Contact us if your event is missing/incorrect.   Friday 2nd August 2019   2.30pm-5.00pm: The Opening of the Festival The Festival will open with an Open Air Outside Broadcast from Highland Radio. Join…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 30th July 2019

Wild Atlantic Week Highlights The Wild Atlantic Week festival takes place in Ardara from next Friday 2nd August to Saturday 10th August, and features activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. A few of the events are listed below. The full programme is available on the Wild Atlantic Week page.   Highland…   ~~~~~~~~  

Gogglebox Ireland Looking for Donegal Families

Gogglebox Ireland is looking for an Irish rural family from Donegal – Dad, Mum, Teenage Girl (over 16) & Teenage Boy (over 16) who like a bit of Irish telly and wouldn’t mind chatting about what they’re shown. It can of course be a different make-up with a grandad or an aunty and so on,…   ~~~~~~~~  

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  Open Ulster Offshore Championship Regatta 2019 The Regatta takes place on Saturday 27th July from 11.00am to 3.30pm at Narin Beach. With 57 crews competing, ranging in age from 12 to 65, the Regatta features the newest version of coastal rowing; a 4k race which requires great skill and technique to navigate around the course.…   ~~~~~~~~  

Dolmen Centre receives Swimming Pool planning approval

24th July 2019 After many years of work, the Narin, Portnoo, Rosbeg Community Co-Operative Society Ltd. (Dolmen Centre) is proud to announce that Donegal County Council have granted planning approval for our 25m x 10m Swimming Pool at Kilclooney, Portnoo. There is a 4 week period before we get official Planning recognition (subject to any…   ~~~~~~~~  

Community Notices 23rd July 2019

  Wild Atlantic Week The Wild Atlantic Week festival takes place in Ardara from next Friday 2nd August to Saturday 10th August, and features activities, tours, walks and events to celebrate our unique part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The full programme of events is available on the Wild Atlantic Week page.   Highland Radio comes…   ~~~~~~~~  

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Bluegrass Festival Highlights The Ardara Bluegrass Festival is the place to be this weekend Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July.   Bluegrass Session tonight Friday 19th July Live Bluegrass Session in the Beehive Bar hosted by Mel Corry   Gala Concert Saturday 20th July – The Nesbitt Arms Hotel – 8pm Alecia Nugent & her band King…   ~~~~~~~~